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Top 40 Book Club : Top 40 Book Club Reads 2018
[ FICTION [ You Don’t Know Me Imran Mahmood An unnamed defendant sacks his barrister and takes up the challenge to deliver his own closing statement. Framing his story against the background of London gang culture, this young man appeals to the “respectable” members of the jury, who he imagines have no idea about his everyday life. While insisting that he is not a gang member, it is difficult to imagine how he can live innocently amidst the drug dealing, extortion, sexual abuse, gun running and murder that is the reality of life in his London neighbourhood. The one continuous narrative, broken only by the usual courtroom adjournments, reads like a thriller and the narrator’s claims stretch credibility. Is he innocent? How will the jury decide? What should I read next? Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman Borrow the e-book through BorrowBox now! Borrow the audiobook through BorrowBox now! [20 [
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